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  Nullifier
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Last EditedRBH - January 02, 2011 03:38pm
DescriptionThe Nullifier Party was a short-lived political party based in South Carolina in the 1830s. Started by John C. Calhoun, it was a states' rights party that supported the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, holding that States could nullify federal laws within their borders. They had several members in both houses of the United States Congress between 1831 and 1839.

Calhoun outlined the principles of the party in his South Carolina Exposition and Protest (1828), a reaction to the "Tariff of Abominations" passed by Congress and signed into law by President John Quincy Adams.

The party supported Calhoun ally John Floyd of Virginia for president in the 1832 election, and the state legislature gave Floyd South Carolina's 11 electoral votes, even though Floyd was not a candidate and had himself unsuccessfully tried to convince Calhoun to run for president.

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MOST RECENT RACES
11/08/1836 US House Control Nullifier Party Control Lost 2.48% (-50.41%)
08/01/1836 AL House - Autauga Samuel S. Simmons Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
08/03/1835 AL House - Autauga Samuel S. Simmons Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
11/11/1834 US House Control Nullifier Party Control Lost 3.31% (-55.79%)
08/04/1834 AL House - Autauga Samuel S. Simmons Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 07 William K. Clowney Won 51.26% (+2.53%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 08 Warren R. Davis Won 50.37% (+0.74%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 02 William J. Grayson Won 81.81% (+63.62%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 05 John K. Griffin Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 01 Henry L. Pinckney Won 87.24% (+76.39%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 03 Thomas Singleton Won 55.65% (+11.29%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 04 John M. Felder Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
09/03/1833 SC - District 06 George McDuffie Won 70.46% (+40.92%)
08/05/1833 AL House - Autauga Samuel S. Simmons Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
12/05/1832 US President John Floyd Lost 3.85% (-72.73%)
11/13/1832 US House Control Nullifier Party Control Lost 3.75% (-55.83%)
11/05/1832 SC US President John Floyd Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
08/06/1832 AL House - Autauga Samuel S. Simmons Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
11/13/1830 US House Control Nullifier Party Control Lost 1.88% (-57.28%)